North Fork Wine Trip: Reflective Winter Version

I had a moment recently. I realized that it’s been 1 year since I’ve ridden in an airplane. Most normal years I clock anywhere from 6-10 flights. We went to Park City, UT in February 2020 on a ski trip for our anniversary. Our friend is a pilot for the airline we were flying – … Continue reading North Fork Wine Trip: Reflective Winter Version

NY Road Trip: Niagara River Gorge Hiking Trails

Posting at nearly a 2-month delay – not to undermine the sheer joy and catharsis I felt following the results of the election, but based on a desire to round out my documentation of this beautiful trip properly 😊   It would have been inappropriate to travel this far and do little more than drink … Continue reading NY Road Trip: Niagara River Gorge Hiking Trails

NY Road Trip: Niagara Falls & “Maid of the Mist”

Every morning we woke up slowly and cooked our own breakfast – a huge perk of Airbnb-ing over a hotel. When we went grocery shopping a few days before, I decided that I needed to buy Shake ‘N Pour pancakes like I was living in a college dorm. I don’t care if they’re full of … Continue reading NY Road Trip: Niagara Falls & “Maid of the Mist”

NY Road Trip: Watkins Glen State Park & Taughannock Falls

We decided to pull our lazy bums out of bed and see the sunrise on our final morning by Keuka Lake. The air was deeply crisp as the light began pouring out over the water. At one point we convinced ourselves that we would take a sunrise kayak ride, but that plan was quickly squashed … Continue reading NY Road Trip: Watkins Glen State Park & Taughannock Falls

NY Road Trip: Finger Lakes Wineries & Lake Lounging

We only had a few days in the Finger Lakes before heading north, and a lot of ambitious plans. We wanted to kayak AND hike AND drink all wines available within a 10-mile radius. Mom didn’t raise a quitter. The tiny house came with kayaks so we started there. I am not what most would … Continue reading NY Road Trip: Finger Lakes Wineries & Lake Lounging

NY Road Trip: Finger Lakes Tiny House

It feels strange to write again. When quarantine started and we were truly “hidden away” from the world, I thought I would find myself pouring words onto pages and posting them every step of the way. But when all predictability evaporates from your life, you cannot expect to be the same person you were. Our … Continue reading NY Road Trip: Finger Lakes Tiny House

Spicy Lime Pulled Chicken Tacos w/Tangy Slaw

I wrote this post nearly 2 months ago and am just getting around to publishing it. With every passing day, our situation changes a bit more. Some feelings from this moment resonate still and others already feel almost foreign, like a little part of my history. All that most of us really want is to … Continue reading Spicy Lime Pulled Chicken Tacos w/Tangy Slaw

Still Your Mind: Pork Tenderloin with Cider Dijon Sauce

Does anybody need a minute to take a deep, full breath? I need about 70. In through your nose, hold, out through your mouth. Make sure your stomach expands like a beer gut, pulling air down and into your lungs. Like people all over the world, my refrigerator is currently full of food. I am … Continue reading Still Your Mind: Pork Tenderloin with Cider Dijon Sauce

Honeymoon Across the Globe: Melbourne Food Heaven

My blogs are currently being posted on a 2-month delay. Please remember that Australia is still experiencing a devastating bush fire season as a direct result of climate change. Re-posting this article with links for local relief organizations to donate to, if you can! We woke up to the faint sound of birds. I was … Continue reading Honeymoon Across the Globe: Melbourne Food Heaven